Does March Really "Go out Like a Lamb"?

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MOLINE, IL DUBUQUE, IA
March 31st has only had 4 out of 140 years with a high temperature at or below freezing.

It has rained a tenth of an inch or more only 32 times (22.6%).

It has snowed 18 of 127 years snowfall observations were made, twelve of which were trace amounts. Of the 6 years measurable snowfall was recorded only two were over an inch, with 2.8" in 1926 and a whopping 7.5" way back in 1886.

Based on these facts, it looks like the saying holds true and "March does go out like a lamb".

For more March 31st climate information, see below.
March 31st has only had 5 out of 139 years with a high temperature at or below freezing.

It has rained a tenth of an inch or more only 31 times (22.4%).

It has snowed 16 of 68 years snowfall observations were made, ten
of which were trace amounts. Of the 6 years measurable snowfall
was recorded only two were over an inch, with 2.9" in 1985 and 1962.

Based on these facts, it looks like the saying holds true and "March does go out like a lamb".

For more March 31st climate information, see below.
 
 
  
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...THE MOLINE IL WEATHER HISTORY REPORT FOR... | ...THE DUBUQUE IA WEATHER HISTORY REPORT FOR...
...MARCH 31... | ...MARCH 31...
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CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010 | CLIMATE NORMAL PERIOD 1981 TO 2010
CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1872 TO 2013 | CLIMATE RECORD PERIOD 1874 TO 2013
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WEATHER OBSERVED % OF | WEATHER OBSERVED % OF
VALUE DATE(S) RECORD | VALUE DATE(S) RECORD
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TEMPERATURE (F) | TEMPERATURE (F)
NORMAL HIGH 56 | NORMAL HIGH 52
NORMAL LOW 35 | NORMAL LOW 32
WARMEST HIGH 83 03/31/1986 | WARMEST HIGH 79 03/31/1986
COLDEST LOW 10 03/31/1969 | COLDEST LOW 8 03/31/1969
COLDEST HIGH 28 03/31/1923 | COLDEST HIGH 22 03/31/1923
WARMEST LOW 58 03/31/1967 | WARMEST LOW 50 03/31/2010 +
AVERAGE MAX 53.7 | AVERAGE MAX 50.6
AVERAGE MIN 34.6 | AVERAGE MIN 32.5
MEAN 44.1 | MEAN 41.5
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DAYS MAX 80 - 89 3 2.1% | DAYS MAX 80 - 89 0 0.0%
DAYS MAX 70 - 79 11 7.9% | DAYS MAX 70 - 79 10 7.2%
DAYS MAX 60 - 69 33 23.6% | DAYS MAX 60 - 69 20 14.4%
DAYS MAX 50 - 59 35 25.0% | DAYS MAX 50 - 59 35 25.2%
DAYS MAX 40 - 49 45 32.1% | DAYS MAX 40 - 49 53 38.1%
DAYS MAX 33 - 39 9 6.4% | DAYS MAX 33 - 39 16 11.5%
DAYS MAX 30 - 32 2 1.4% | DAYS MAX 30 - 32 3 2.2%
DAYS MAX 20 - 29 2 1.4% | DAYS MAX 20 - 29 2 1.4%
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DAYS MIN 50 - 59 7 5.0% | DAYS MIN 50 - 59 2 1.4%
DAYS MIN 40 - 49 35 25.0% | DAYS MIN 40 - 49 27 19.4%
DAYS MIN 33 - 39 38 27.1% | DAYS MIN 33 - 39 39 28.1%
DAYS MIN 30 - 32 16 11.4% | DAYS MIN 30 - 32 21 15.1%
DAYS MIN 20 - 29 41 29.3% | DAYS MIN 20 - 29 44 31.7%
DAYS MIN 10 - 19 3 2.1% | DAYS MIN 10 - 19 4 2.9%
DAYS MIN 0 - 9 0 0.0% | DAYS MIN 0 - 9 2 1.4%
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PRECIPITATION (IN) | PRECIPITATION (IN)
NORMAL 0.10 | NORMAL 0.10
GREATEST VALUE 1.95 03/31/1973 | GREATEST VALUE 1.25 03/31/1877
AVERAGE 0.11 | AVERAGE 0.10
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DAYS = 0.00 63 44.7% | DAYS = 0.00 64 46.0%
DAYS = T 24 17.0% | DAYS = T 23 16.5%
DAYS 0.01 - 0.09 22 15.6% | DAYS 0.01 - 0.09 21 15.1%
DAYS 0.10 - 0.49 26 18.4% | DAYS 0.10 - 0.49 20 14.4%
DAYS 0.50 - 0.99 2 1.4% | DAYS 0.50 - 0.99 8 5.8%
DAYS >= 1.00 4 2.8% | DAYS >= 1.00 3 2.2%
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SNOW/SLEET/HAIL (IN) | SNOW/SLEET/HAIL (IN)
NORMAL 0.1 | NORMAL 0.1
GREATEST VALUE 7.5 03/31/1886 | GREATEST VALUE 2.9 03/31/1985 +
AVERAGE 0.1 | AVERAGE 0.1
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DAYS = 0.0 109 85.8% | DAYS = 0.0 52 76.5%
DAYS = T 12 9.4% | DAYS = T 10 14.7%
DAYS 0.1 - 0.9 4 3.1% | DAYS 0.1 - 0.9 4 5.9%
DAYS 1.0 - 1.9 0 0.0% | DAYS 1.0 - 1.9 0 0.0%
DAYS 2.0 - 2.9 1 0.8% | DAYS 2.0 - 2.9 2 2.9%
DAYS 3.0 - 3.9 0 0.0% | DAYS 3.0 - 3.9 0 0.0%
DAYS 4.0 - 4.9 0 0.0% | DAYS 4.0 - 4.9 0 0.0%
DAYS 5.0 - 5.9 0 0.0% | DAYS 5.0 - 5.9 0 0.0%
DAYS >= 6.0 1 0.8% | DAYS >= 6.0 0 0.0%
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SNOW DEPTH (IN) | SNOW DEPTH (IN)
GREATEST VALUE 8 03/31/1926 | GREATEST VALUE 4 03/31/1972 +
AVERAGE T | AVERAGE T
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DAYS = 0 87 89.7% | DAYS = 0 46 78.0%
DAYS = T 7 7.2% | DAYS = T 5 8.5%
DAYS >= 1 3 3.1% | DAYS >= 1 8 13.6%
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DATE TX TN PP SF SD | DATE TX TN PP SF SD
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03/31/2013 56 34 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/2013 47 29 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/2012 62 42 0.30 0.0 0 | 03/31/2012 49 38 0.11 0.0 0
03/31/2011 53 26 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/2011 49 25 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/2010 78 54 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/2010 75 50 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/2009 57 39 0.02 0.0 0 | 03/31/2009 55 35 0.17 T 0
03/31/2008 68 41 0.40 0.0 0 | 03/31/2008 50 36 0.80 0.0 0
03/31/2007 73 48 0.47 0.0 0 | 03/31/2007 64 46 0.53 0.0 0
03/31/2006 60 45 0.03 0.0 0 | 03/31/2006 58 40 0.01 0.0 0
03/31/2005 62 43 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/2005 57 36 T 0.0 0
03/31/2004 52 37 0.01 0.0 0 | 03/31/2004 50 33 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/2003 61 24 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/2003 54 26 T 0.0 MM
03/31/2002 50 27 0.14 T 0 | 03/31/2002 47 27 0.05 0.5 MM
03/31/2001 53 28 0.07 0.0 0 | 03/31/2001 49 29 0.18 T MM
03/31/2000 66 29 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/2000 66 34 0.00 0.0 MM
03/31/1999 73 48 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1999 71 46 0.00 0.0 MM
03/31/1998 62 44 0.98 0.0 MM | 03/31/1998 60 40 1.18 0.0 MM
03/31/1997 57 26 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1997 54 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1996 49 34 0.24 MM MM | 03/31/1996 47 30 0.16 0.0 0
03/31/1995 39 32 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1995 37 31 T T 0
03/31/1994 59 22 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1994 58 22 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1993 60 36 0.06 0.0 0 | 03/31/1993 49 30 0.44 0.5 0
03/31/1992 56 30 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1992 50 31 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1991 56 36 T T 0 | 03/31/1991 53 31 0.02 0.2 T
03/31/1990 55 33 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1990 49 31 0.04 0.0 0
03/31/1989 42 26 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1989 38 26 T T 0
03/31/1988 55 31 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1988 54 31 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1987 44 20 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1987 40 13 0.00 0.0 1
03/31/1986 83 50 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1986 79 50 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1985 42 34 0.35 T 0 | 03/31/1985 36 28 0.73 2.9 1
03/31/1984 52 27 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1984 53 24 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1983 46 40 0.08 0.0 0 | 03/31/1983 39 34 0.22 0.0 2
03/31/1982 63 44 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1982 60 38 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1981 81 40 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1981 78 40 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1980 58 33 T T 0 | 03/31/1980 57 35 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1979 43 38 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1979 38 31 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1978 81 51 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1978 78 45 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1977 42 31 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1977 40 29 T T 0
03/31/1976 45 33 0.03 T 0 | 03/31/1976 38 34 0.13 T 0
03/31/1975 61 29 0.00 0.0 T | 03/31/1975 49 23 0.00 0.0 2
03/31/1974 54 28 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1974 48 27 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1973 50 43 1.95 0.0 0 | 03/31/1973 46 40 0.70 0.0 0
03/31/1972 38 29 0.03 0.3 3 | 03/31/1972 34 24 0.01 0.1 4
03/31/1971 77 47 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1971 70 43 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1970 46 29 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1970 42 25 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1969 33 10 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1969 31 8 0.00 0.0 T
03/31/1968 71 37 0.48 0.0 0 | 03/31/1968 64 34 0.05 0.0 0
03/31/1967 69 58 0.49 0.0 0 | 03/31/1967 67 48 0.53 0.0 0
03/31/1966 68 29 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1966 65 28 0.04 0.0 0
03/31/1965 48 25 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1965 41 25 0.00 0.0 4
03/31/1964 40 27 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1964 36 22 0.00 0.0 4
03/31/1963 59 51 0.28 0.0 0 | 03/31/1963 58 44 T 0.0 0
03/31/1962 48 23 0.24 0.0 0 | 03/31/1962 43 23 0.39 2.9 0
03/31/1961 52 31 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1961 49 29 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1960 48 35 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1960 43 30 0.00 0.0 T
03/31/1959 65 38 0.06 0.0 0 | 03/31/1959 63 38 0.23 0.0 T
03/31/1958 61 34 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1958 58 35 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1957 57 38 0.01 0.0 0 | 03/31/1957 51 30 T 0.0 0
03/31/1956 52 21 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1956 47 23 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1955 65 36 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1955 65 36 0.00 0.0 0
03/31/1954 35 23 0.00 0.0 1 | 03/31/1954 34 19 T T 2
03/31/1953 42 39 0.24 0.0 0 | 03/31/1953 38 36 0.49 0.0 0
03/31/1952 65 44 0.18 0.0 0 | 03/31/1952 58 38 0.25 0.0 0
03/31/1951 38 32 0.07 0.4 0 | 03/31/1951 34 29 T T T
03/31/1950 52 37 0.08 0.0 0 | 03/31/1950 56 34 T T 0
03/31/1949 49 36 0.06 0.0 0 | 03/31/1949 41 33 0.23 T 0
03/31/1948 51 37 0.13 0.0 0 | 03/31/1948 48 36 0.13 0.0 0
03/31/1947 47 37 0.11 0.0 0 | 03/31/1947 44 33 0.19 MM MM
03/31/1946 67 37 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1946 61 35 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1945 70 45 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1945 70 41 T MM MM
03/31/1944 44 25 0.01 0.0 T | 03/31/1944 41 25 T MM MM
03/31/1943 69 40 T 0.0 MM | 03/31/1943 66 42 T MM MM
03/31/1942 49 30 T T MM | 03/31/1942 49 33 T MM MM
03/31/1941 60 43 0.10 0.0 MM | 03/31/1941 55 42 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1940 66 40 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1940 58 39 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1939 61 32 0.23 0.0 MM | 03/31/1939 59 32 T MM MM
03/31/1938 45 35 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1938 41 33 T MM MM
03/31/1937 52 32 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1937 48 32 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1936 35 20 0.04 0.5 0 | 03/31/1936 35 19 0.05 MM MM
03/31/1935 49 27 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1935 47 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1934 45 28 T 0.0 MM | 03/31/1934 47 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1933 61 45 0.03 0.0 MM | 03/31/1933 54 45 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1932 44 28 0.02 T MM | 03/31/1932 41 29 0.01 MM MM
03/31/1931 44 28 0.00 0.0 T | 03/31/1931 42 22 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1930 65 37 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1930 60 28 0.32 MM MM
03/31/1929 46 33 1.08 0.0 0 | 03/31/1929 41 27 1.17 MM MM
03/31/1928 55 30 0.00 0.0 T | 03/31/1928 56 29 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1927 50 40 0.29 0.0 0 | 03/31/1927 49 36 T MM MM
03/31/1926 29 22 0.31 2.8 8 | 03/31/1926 29 21 0.50 MM MM
03/31/1925 62 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1925 61 31 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1924 30 22 0.03 0.5 T | 03/31/1924 30 21 T MM MM
03/31/1923 28 11 0.00 0.0 T | 03/31/1923 22 9 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1922 40 31 0.02 T 0 | 03/31/1922 39 30 T MM MM
03/31/1921 46 33 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1921 40 31 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1920 75 52 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1920 75 48 T MM MM
03/31/1919 43 29 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1919 42 30 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1918 72 49 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1918 71 44 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1917 68 44 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1917 63 41 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1916 59 44 0.07 0.0 0 | 03/31/1916 59 43 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1915 41 24 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1915 41 23 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1914 46 39 0.15 0.0 0 | 03/31/1914 43 37 0.31 MM MM
03/31/1913 57 43 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1913 55 42 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1912 55 35 T 0.0 0 | 03/31/1912 43 35 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1911 44 28 T T 0 | 03/31/1911 41 28 T MM MM
03/31/1910 63 39 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1910 62 39 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1909 48 31 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1909 45 31 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1908 55 40 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1908 52 36 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1907 42 26 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1907 39 22 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1906 45 30 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1906 43 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1905 73 50 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1905 71 45 T MM MM
03/31/1904 53 41 0.44 0.0 0 | 03/31/1904 50 38 0.06 MM MM
03/31/1903 69 43 0.00 0.0 0 | 03/31/1903 63 40 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1902 41 31 T T 0 | 03/31/1902 40 33 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1901 45 28 T T T | 03/31/1901 45 23 0.01 MM MM
03/31/1900 49 26 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1900 47 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1899 31 17 T T MM | 03/31/1899 32 19 T MM MM
03/31/1898 51 29 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1898 49 26 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1897 58 48 0.02 0.0 MM | 03/31/1897 57 45 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1896 70 47 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1896 66 47 0.01 0.0 MM
03/31/1895 38 35 1.05 0.0 MM | 03/31/1895 40 34 0.84 0.0 MM
03/31/1894 56 43 T 0.0 MM | 03/31/1894 54 40 0.01 0.0 MM
03/31/1893 74 43 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1893 65 40 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1892 65 40 T 0.0 MM | 03/31/1892 56 38 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1891 43 38 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1891 44 36 0.02 MM MM
03/31/1890 40 28 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1890 42 30 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1889 42 34 0.34 0.0 MM | 03/31/1889 45 34 0.04 MM MM
03/31/1888 48 31 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1888 44 30 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1887 48 28 0.00 0.0 MM | 03/31/1887 47 26 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1886 34 29 0.67 7.5 MM | 03/31/1886 36 30 0.61 MM MM
03/31/1885 60 42 T 0.0 MM | 03/31/1885 56 40 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1884 64 36 T MM MM | 03/31/1884 56 37 0.09 MM MM
03/31/1883 46 28 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1883 42 28 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1882 60 33 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1882 59 32 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1881 34 24 0.30 MM MM | 03/31/1881 36 24 0.34 MM MM
03/31/1880 53 40 0.24 MM MM | 03/31/1880 52 39 0.21 MM MM
03/31/1879 46 39 0.22 MM MM | 03/31/1879 44 28 0.19 MM MM
03/31/1878 53 34 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1878 55 34 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1877 66 41 1.61 MM MM | 03/31/1877 65 41 1.25 MM MM
03/31/1876 42 30 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1876 41 22 0.00 MM MM
03/31/1875 64 45 0.42 MM MM | 03/31/1875 65 39 0.24 MM MM
03/31/1874 40 25 0.03 MM MM | 03/31/1874 MM MM MM MM MM
03/31/1873 MM MM 0.22 MM MM | 03/31/1873 MM MM MM MM MM
03/31/1872 MM MM 0.00 MM MM | 03/31/1872 MM MM MM MM MM
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